Item 01: Sydney B. Young war diary, 13 May-24 July 1916 - Page 78
Essex, Prisoner, Persian Gulf, India, France.
11th Leave is granted from from 5 to 10 and the bounds are 3 mile radius from camp. Hats are to be worn to distinguish the Australian from the English Soldier.
Equipment belts must also be worn, men properly shaved and boots cleaned and white band on shoulder strap clean.
Strawberries are very cheap we got 4 lb baskets for 2/- and at the canteen you can get a saucer of strawberries & cream for 2d